SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part II

24 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

College entrance exams play a key role in determining your college choice. Standardized tests are designed to test your knowledge in a very specific way. Understanding the ins and outs of the tests will allow you to achieve your best possible score. This course is designed to provide you with test taking strategies, an understanding of what kind of test taker you are, and practice for improving your Math scores on both the ACT and SAT tests. You will focus on basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Statistics, and the SAT SPR questions.

Our goal is to prepare you for specific question types on both exams. Additionally, this course will help you with your time management skills, focus on relieving any anxiety you may experience with test taking, teach you how the standardized tests are scored, and help you feel comfortable on test day. Working through this course will maximize your performance on all aspects of the Math questions on the ACT and SAT. Taken with Part 1, this course will prepare you to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide you with the means to achieve your best score!

Students will:
  • Improve your test-taking aptitude.
  • Learn tricks to relax during the test.
  • Master your basic Math skills.
  • Learn the Algebra you need to succeed.
  • Educate yourself on the Geometry and Trig questions.
  • Focus on the specific of Statistics.
  • Become familiar with the SAT SPR questions.
Prerequisites:

Students are required to take SAT/ACT Exam Prep Part I before taking this course.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Let’s Work on your Test Taking Aptitude

Your first lesson will require you to look inward. What kind of test taker are you?  Are you relaxed when taking an important test?  Do you suffer from test anxiety?  Determining how you react to tests will assist you in approaching the test day in the most effective way. We will be focusing our efforts on the Math sections of both the SAT and ACT, so a bit of time will be spent gauging your level of math aptitude as well.

Lesson 2: Basics Reviewed

Of course you have some math knowledge, but we will spend time focusing only on the types of questions that you need to study to prepare for the SAT and ACT. A bit of review will give you a good idea where you need to spend the most time preparing.

Lesson 3: You Need to Know Algebra I and II

Both the ACT and the SAT have algebra questions, so it is important to spend some time reviewing algabraic rules. We will go over variables, factoring, functions, and many other topics that you need to master for the both tests.

Lesson 4: Geometry 101

Geometry appears on both the SAT and the ACT tests, so understanding the rules of geometry is key to performing well on both tests. We will review angles, triangles, squares, circles, and other shapes that will be important on this portion of the tests.

Lesson 5: Tasks in Trig

Trig questions are particularly difficult, so it is imperative that we spend some time reviewing sine, cosine, and tangent. You will find trig questions on both the SAT and the ACT tests.

Lesson 6.  Understanding Statistics

The statistics questions that you will find on the SAT and ACT tests are pretty basic. We want to be certain that you are prepared to ace any of the statistics questions, so a quick review of tendency, frequency, and probability is in order.

Lesson 7. Mastering Math on the ACT

The ACT math test will be reviewed in depth in this lesson. You will have a chance to test your knowledge and finish up the week by taking a real ACT math test.

Lesson 8.  Time to Practice

You need to practice and practice and practice, so this week we will focus on the ACT geometry and trig questions. You will finish up the week by taking a real ACT math test.

Lesson 9. Mastering Math on the SAT

The SAT has a bit of a different structure than the ACT math test, so this week we will review what you can expect to find on the SAT math test. The SAT has standard multiple-choice math questions as well as some other types of questions.

Lesson 10. SAT Math Specific Skills

During this lesson, we will review some typical SAT math questions so that you become familiar with the style of multiple choice questions you can expect to find on the test.

Lesson 11. SAT SPR Questions

The SAT is unique in asking the SPR (student produced response) questions so you need to be familiar with the types of questions you will be asked in this section. We will review how to avoid making error when you answer on the answer sheet.

Lesson 12. It’s a Wrap!

We covered a great deal of material, so now it is time to create a plan for your studies after the course ends. We will also review some tips and tricks to help with your performance on test day.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**